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Great Books For Babies

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Reading to your baby is a great way to help your baby learn words, shapes, colors, and sounds. Sometimes it can be hard to know which books are worth having permanently on your baby’s bookshelf though. Without further ado, here is a collection of purchase-worthy baby books!

Great Books for babiesBaby Lit books: These fantastic board books have been my daughter’s favorite books since she was about six months old! From The Jungle Book to Pride and Prejudice to Moby Dick, this series covers a wide range of literary classics. The author and illustrator take the classics and turn them into adorable children’s word or counting books with lush beautiful pictures. My daughter’s favorite is Alice in Wonderland, a color word book which has taught her all her colors.

Sandra Boynton books: These board books have adorable stories with fantastic rhymes, and are short enough to hold baby’s attention for the whole book. Our favorites are But Not The Hippopotamus and Blue Hat, Green Hat, but they really are all fabulous.

Goodnight Moon: The classic bedtime story is an essential for every child’s bookshelf, but I love the little board book edition for the baby stage. The sing song rhymes help babies wind down for sleep and the whimsical story is timeless.

Love You Forever: This was a favorite from my childhood, and the sweet loving story makes it a popular classic. The lilting rhymes keep baby’s attention well and a board book edition makes it baby friendly.

Great Books for BabiesPat The Bunny: Another favorite from my childhood, I love sharing this story with my kids. I love how interactive each page is with the different textures for baby to feel.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?: This classic was a favorite with my daughter as a baby. It’s bright, colorful pictures really grab a baby’s attention and it is another great way to teach colors.

Hopefully this list gives you some great ideas for books to read to your baby! All of these are just quality books that would be a wonderful addition to a baby’s bookshelf.

Becca Schwartz is a cloth diapering, baby wearing, semi-crunchy mama to a toddler girl and newborn boy. She and her husband have a small mini-farm with a flock of chickens, a few goats and rabbits, and are making plans to move out west to start a homesteading adventure together!